Reflecting on our field trip to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Reflecting on our field trip to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, HerChesapeake took a birding trip to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and a field trip to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. It was a great experience exploring the unique environment critical for the survival of several species of wildlife, as well as learning about the area that was a backdrop for the perseverance of a woman who escaped slavery and helped others do the same.

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Our vision for HerChesapeake in 2019

Our vision for HerChesapeake in 2019

For many of us, the beginning of the year is a time for examining the past, reflecting on our paths, and setting goals for the future. For the HerChesapeake Board, it has been a time for us to look back at what we accomplished (and how we grew!) in 2018 and to plan how we’ll keep working to serve your needs and interests in the coming year.

With the new year underway, hear what board members are focusing on and their goals for HerChesapeake in 2019.

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The advice we received in 2018

The advice we received in 2018

In 2018, six different women shared their experiences at the intersection of feminism and environmentalism with HerChesapeake. They recounted their career paths, described their leadership philosophies, and discussed how they have overcome barriers while empowering  others to benefit the world around them. Here are four quotes that stood out as we looked back on the past year.

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Changing What You Cannot Accept

On January 21, I joined almost half a million people in D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. Among the many fantastic speechespoems, and songs promoting support and solidarity, one message struck me more than I expected: do something. It seems obvious enough, right? "Actions speak louder than words." Showing up to the march was a start, but that’s just it, it’s a start.

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How Far We've Come

Last July, I stopped Stephanie on our office stairwell for a fly-by mention of a recurring idea that, in six short months, has brought HerChesapeake to where it is today. By confiding in friends over drinks about a concept for change, I was met with encouragement that lifted me up from my own doubts of leadership and ability, and enabled us to take steps together to do something real and impactful.

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